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Virginia Cowles

Virginia Spencer Cowles OBE was a noted American journalist, biographer, and travel writer. During her long career, Cowles went from covering fashion, to covering the Spanish Civil War, the turbulent period in Europe leading up to World War II, and the entire war. Her service as a correspondent was recognized by the British government with an OBE in 1947. After the war, she published a number of critically acclaimed biographies of historical figures. In 1983,... Read More

BornHarriet Virginia Spencer
August 24, 1910
Brattleboro, Vermont, U.S.
DiedSeptember 17, 1983 (aged 73)
southwest France (near Biarritz)
Occupationwar correspondent, author
NationalityAmerican
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